What is a chimney pot

People sometimes ask us: What are chimney pots? Chimney pots are, simply put, terra cotta (ceramic) pots that sit atop a chimney.

Chimney pots can be round, square, octagonal, or rectangular, but in all cases, they are open at the bottom, where they attach to the chimney and open or vented at the top.


Their tapered shape allows them to perform the important function of improving fireplace draft, and many people still buy chimney pots for that reason.

But more often today, chimney pots are used as an exterior architectural accent to add character and beauty to fine homes and buildings. Think accessorizing, but for the house.